HC Deb 29 May 1962 vol 660 cc119-20W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that during the past 12 months the £ sterling has depreciated in purchasing value by 1s. 1d.; and whether he will therefore take the necessary action to ensure a minimum of a 5 per cent. increase in all the salaries and wages of Treasury and Government employees.

Sir E. Boyle

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative, and to the second in the negative.